Carmen Kaarid is a senior social work student at UMBC's Shady Grove campus. She is currently completing her field placement at Frederick County Family Partnership. Since starting at UMBC-Shady Grove, Carmen has become a Student Ambassador, a member of the UMBC Peer Advisory Team, a Writing Fellow, and a member of the USG Student Council.
This year, Carmen is serving as the Student Council President. During her term as President, Carmen has coordinated several events that address social injustices, such as the Hunger Banquet and United We Dream (an event in response to the DACA decision).
In addition to being actively involved in several student organizations, she has a passion for issues that affect women. This spring semester she will have an opportunity to advocate on behalf of issues impacting women while interning with the Montgomery County Commission for Women. Also this upcoming semester, Carmen will be interning on a campaign for Montgomery County Council. After she graduates, Carmen plans on furthering her education by attending graduate school and pursuing an MSW/JD dual degree.
Carmen hopes to turn her passion for advocacy and policy into a career and plans on running for public office.